What Are We Up To?

Elderly man playing with grandson by the water.
May 31, 2017

Tobacco use increases the risk of almost 20 different types of cancer and contributes to 30 percent of all cancer deaths and up to 90 per cent of lung cancer deaths. In Ontario, tobacco use...

Family riding bikes
May 17, 2017

Today (May 17), the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) released the results of the 2017 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), an interactive web-based tool used to measure the performance of...

Human Touch Award winners and their nominators
April 21, 2017

A diagnosis of cancer or chronic kidney disease is life-changing, with both physical and emotional implications, and the journey that lies ahead is often difficult. To assist patients during this...

A photo of Paul VanBilsen and his wife Jane
March 1, 2017

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the South West Regional Cancer Program is encouraging residents in the South West to get checked with a safe and painless take-home test. When caught early,...

a photo of health professionals at London Health Sciences Centre
February 3, 2017

To celebrate World Cancer Day, Lawson Health Research Institute is launching a campaign to promote awareness of clinical trials. The ‘Ask Me’ campaign, a national campaign run by the Canadian Cancer...

photo of a broken cigarette
January 12, 2017

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on smokers to try something ridiculous in their bid to get – and stay – smoke-free this New Year. “We hear stories from smokers every day about all of the...